Reading Anselm Hollo's Poem 'Webern'
We are thinking fondly today about Anselm Hollo, who is currently fighting hard against post-operative pneumonia and other complications. Pierre Joris posted Hollo's poem "Webern" on his Nomadics blog this weekend: "This morning, thinking of old friend Anselm Hollo now in hospice, I read into MAYA, that gorgeous 1970 Cape Golliard book of his, gathering poems from 1959 to 1969." Here's the first stanza; please see the original post for the full poem.
w e b e r n 1 switch off the light the trees stand together easier then to be in our bodies growing quietly ‘dem tode entgegen’ slow it is a slow business to grow a few words to say love